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Show Your Curves: Fashion Trends for the Plus-sized

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Don't Be Afraid of Layers

Beware of layers that hang too loosely.
Beware of layers that hang too loosely.
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If done properly, layers can make your midsection seem smaller and accentuate your curves beautifully. Use light and dark colors to your advantage by wearing darker tones on the areas you want to de-emphasize. Wear a fitted piece such as a tailored jacket or cropped cardigan as your top layer, or choose pieces with an empire waist, a belt or well-placed darts to add a bit of flirty and fitted flair. Steer clear of pleats, layers that hang off your body or are too big for your frame -- it will only make you appear larger than you really are.

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  • Syed, Fatima. "Shopping Tips for Plus-sized Women." 29 Secrets. 2011. (July 6, 2011)
  • Italie, Leanne. "Curves take over the runway in plus-size show." AJC.com. Sep. 15, 2010. (July 10, 2011) http://www.ajc.com/business/curves-take-over-the-614536.html

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